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JIA key member among 5 killed in Faryab

JIA key member among 5 killed in Faryab

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May 22, 2017 - 13:50

MAIMANA (Pajhwok): An uprising group commander and his four fighters were killed in a Talibaninfo-icon ambush in northwestern Faryab province on Monday, an official said.

A local security official, who wished to go unnamed, confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News that Dr. Sadat, a Jamiat-I-Islamiinfo-icon Afghanistaninfo-icon (JIA) commander was killed along with his four fighters in Taliban attack in Lolash area on the outskirts of Kohistan district this morning.

Sulaiman, a cousin of Sadat who is also an uprising group commander, confirmed the incident and said the militants begun more offensives after the attack, warning Kohistan district may fall to Taliban if reinforcements not arrived on time.

Kohistan is located 120 kilometers south of the capital Maimana. Its roads, mostly impassable, are under the Taliban control form the past one year, causing food items’ prices soar quadruple.

Sadat was one of a key member of JIA party who had several times complained to Pajhwok about negligence of local officials. He had said to fight against the militants until his last gun bullet.

Taliban militants did not comment on the incident yet.

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